Milwaukee Public Schools distribute Chromebook laptops to students amid closures

Posted at 9:03 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 23:19:51-04

MILWAUKEE — With no face-to-face classes for the rest of the academic year, school districts are forced to find other ways to connect with students.

Milwaukee Public Schools has begun distributing laptop computers to all of its students.

At Hamilton High School, a drive-through was organized as students and parents came to pick up their laptops. Chromebooks were distributed at each MPS high school.

Lines were long at Hamilton as parents and students came to pick up the Chromebooks.

"I got me some scratch-offs and sat right here waiting this whole time," said parent Kenyetta Taylor.

Taylor was the first in line on Day 2 of distribution. She waited for an hour ahead of opening time for the Chromebook, which will be the only computer in her household between her two high school students.

"It's amazing because a lot of students can't afford it," she said.

Chromebooks were/will be distributed on the following dates:

April 16-17: High School Students
April 20: Middle School Students
April 22-24: Elementary School Students

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